Past Event

Lecture: 'Depression: Symptoms and How to Get Help'

This lecture will be presented by Jacquelyn Hinds, associate director of the Counseling Center at EIU.

This presentation will discuss signs and symptoms of depression, as well as resources on campus and how to get help for yourself or a loved one.

The Counseling Center provides personal counseling to more than 600 undergraduate and graduate students each year at Eastern. The center is staffed by psychologists, counselors and graduate students, and the services rendered to students are free, voluntary and confidential. The center’s staff is dedicated to assisting students in their pursuit of personal and academic growth, to helping students gain a better understanding and appreciation of themselves, and to supporting students as they make important decisions about their lives.

This event is part of the exhibit “Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and ‘The Yellow Wall-Paper'” that Booth Library will host from Sept. 23-Nov. 2.

More about the Exhibit
The exhibit examines a 19th-century writer’s challenge to the medical profession and the relationship between science and society. Artist and writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who was discouraged from pursuing a career to preserve her health, rejected the ideas in a terrifying short story titled ‘The Yellow Wall-Paper.’

The famous tale served as an indictment of the medical profession and the social conventions restricting women’s professional and creative opportunities.

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